Love is Love, Woods
Now more than ever, thoughtful art matters. We are in the midst of a nerve-wracking and uncertain time when the value of a person's opinion hinges on how loudly they shout it at those who oppose them. For this reason, the latest record from psychedelic folk band Woods feels purposefully urgent. Love Is Love was inspired by the fear and dread felt...
COIN, Columbia Records, album cover
Breakout indie-rock band COIN may have just released one of the best albums of the summer. The Nashville four-piece find their footing on their sophomore effort, How Will You Know If You Never Try, an album filled with light-hearted answers to some of life’s heaviest questions. The album is a testament to living life to the fullest, embracing originality...
Swedish singer Mira Edlund—also known as MIRAS—made her way to the United States in 2015, hoping to break into the L.A. pop music scene. Her first single, "Something I Don't Know," proved her R&B inspired, electronic style is the perfect fit for long nights on neon nightclub floors. MIRAS' latest single, "Dilemma," is an energetic departure from her previous slow-burning...
Emerging British pop sensation Sarah Close, like so many young and passionate artists, got her start posting covers on YouTube. With a following of more than 750,000 worldwide, Close already has the media excitement of a long-time pro, despite the fact that this is her first official studio release. Her EP Caught Up debuted April 14, proving great things...
Ecuadorian-American singer Sara Ontaneda is a unique artist who blends folk, R&B and South-American tunes into an infused genre-bending sound.  Currently residing in New York City, Ontaneda discovered that she harnessed a love for music at a young age.  She started piano lessons at age 7 and by age 9, she had joined her school’s choir in Miami, Florida. ...
Sarah Grace McLaughlin - also known as Bishop Briggs - might be one of the most unique singers the industry has seen in years. The self-proclaimed queen of “trap-soul” had a worldly upbringing that had clear influence on her exploration as an artist. Born in London to Scottish parents, Briggs had her first performing experience in a karaoke bar...
London's four-piece band The Big Moon have been the talk of the industry for a while now and their debut album certainly proves they’re something to talk about. These pop-savvy punk goddesses are young and very new to the scene, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by their sound. They write and play with the confidence of the...
Brooklyn-based group San Fermin are continuing the eclectic, ambient trend so popular in today’s alternative music. What was once the brainchild of Yale music student, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, San Fermin has grown into a dazzling and unpredictable eight-man ensemble. Belong is the band’s third album, following in the footsteps of their critically acclaimed 2015 release, Jackrabbit. The New Yorkers bring their...
There aren’t many people who can say they’ve played sold out tours in Australia and Europe at the age of 18, but Aussie indie star Tim Bettinson - the mastermind behind Vancouver Sleep Clinic - did exactly that. Now, with his highly anticipated debut album Revival finally on the shelves, Bettinson will surely take the rest of the world...
The latest EP from alternative singer-songwriter Walker Lukens might remind you of a certain 1977 debut from the incomparable Elvis Costello - and not just because of the nearly identical cover art. Lukens has a timeless vocal style that resembles Costello’s iconic crooning on My Aim is True, strong but emotive at the same time. The Austin indie artist...